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. that is not the way to go. >> congressman price speaker boehner was asked whether the republican drive to kill obama care is dead. here's what he said. >> it is clear the president was re-elected obama care is the law of the land. >> question, do most house republicans do you agree with speaker boehner that repealed obama care with this election, with this reelection? >> we are not opposed to the president's healthcare law because of the election. we are opposed because it's bad policy p and bad for patients across this land. we absolutely must get a handle on the spending and in order to do that it has to be medicare reform medicaid reform and social security reform. under current law they are destined for quail your. we need fundamental reforms to strengthen and secure these programs for this generation and future generations. that's what real solution looks likes. >> you still have the awe majority in the house. you won't have obama care for the next four years. >> the american people don't want unified government in washington they want divided government. bhiens we have to get together and solv
eradicate homelessness and poverty. john: but i am told now obama has a mandate republicans should honor it. >> he got 9 million fewer votes last night that seems to undermine the notion of a mandate. he had four years and 9,000,004 days to were people showed up. >> people said this is a mandate. not just health care when freedom came up with men said it means freedom over my body and freedom to choose. >> that means the government should force might employer to pay for my medical and birth control choices. nobody is threatening anybody is right to choose. >> last night they said telegrams would go away, no one is insured, no one can afford college and abortion is aolutely a legal immediately. john: most people answered not freedom to choose but obamacare? i will get health care now. >> somehow it is free but did understand you have fewer choices under the single payer system. universal health care is the ultimate goal. >> it is not free. you pay for it in different way. >> i ask somebody if the hotel last have three wi-fi. of course, not i am asking is the cost included in the list price.
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, and the pt overwhelmingly, the power of the obama turnout machine. but the republicans should not, i think, stand back and say, how do we reengineer our ideas? that was not their big problem in this campaign. >> paul: if you step back, kim, the election was what romney lost 2% of the popular vote, a landslide in the electoral college, but if you changed 300,000 votes in four states, president obama would be president, that's in some way a fool's game because that's the way it always is and not trying to sugar coat the defeat, but the republicans now own, i think, 30 governorships around the country. >> right. >> so of course they kept the house, which they-- and they lost only what, about 5, 6 seats after having won 63 two years ago, and despite this being a democratic year. so, can you overdo the republicans woe is us panic here? >> oh, you bet. and democrats, by the way are going to be pushing that, and this is a sound track they roll out. this is, the republicans lost because they're too extreme. first they said that back in 2008 right before they got in the 2010 mid term elections, but
why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000, make it a million. the republican party is going to defend a bunch of millionaires, half who voted democratic and hatch live in hollywood. >> although tom price who is running to lead the house republican conference said sunday he is open to closing some tax loopholes, he did buck boehner on the issue of health care. >> question, do most house republicans, do you agree with speaker boehner that repeal of obama care with this election, with his re-election, is debt? >> we're not opposed to the president's health care law because of the election. we're opposed because it's bad policy and it's bad for patients. >> the 2012 election, though, was a demographic wake-up call for the republican party. now the party is getting advice from all sides, from those determined to rebrand the gop and others still uncertain it needs fixing. the committee is beginning a series of polls, focus groups and outreach meetings about its message and mechanics with the focus on latino voters. carlos gutierrez said
president obama a second chance on tuesday, handing him a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core states like ohio, virginia and florida, popular vote pretty close in the end. in the end he got out the partisans in much the same numbers in 2008 and that's what won it for him. >> paul: so, kim, you're saying that's about 100 million dollars or more that the obama campaign poured on mitt romney on bain capital on his tax returns on the fact that
more to come including an analysis of media treatment of republicans. >> president obama's a big loss for the g.o.p. but with the election out colonel and liberal media hit on the republican party? did any in the conservative press undermine the party's effort? effort? the answers are my insurance rates e probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >>. >> monica: was the only one remotely presidential. but think of those that didn't run. paul ryan who i think will be a leader. you have a whole rising young generation. you have bobby jindal, nikki haley. new senator in texas, marco rubio, a whole generation that were just a year or two short from running this time are all going to be in the fray next time. i think they are future. all this soul searching about what ideology we're going pursue and i think it will be reaganite and conservative one. >> jon: that is charles krauthammer with his take with
don't think. i don't understand why republicans won't take obama's offer to freeze taxes to everyone below $2350,000, make it $1 million. really? the republican party is going to fall on their sword to protect millionaires half of whom vote democratic and live in hollywood? >> eric: raising taxes is not the answer. allowing people to keep their hard earn money is the answer and the only way to bring growth back. growth is the gasoline that powers the american economy. >> kimberly: i like that. >> eric: then you can start. were you shaking your head when mr. bill kristol decided raising taxes is okay thing to do? >> kimberly: i was. i usually like what he has to say. it didn't love that. i didn't heart that. he agrees with axelrod so i really don't like that. let me tell you something, there wasn't a mandate here. charles krauthammer even said so. he didn't win by an enormous amount to say all the americans are like tax me, tack me, break me and my family so there is nothing left. that is not the american dream. gawps can i get the conversation back on track. >> kimberly: look at the
controlled congress end proved that americans expect republicans now to compromise. president obama fell back on one of his most comfortable talking points since he took office, claiming that the republican-led house is holding up an extension of the bush tax cuts for the middle class in order to protect the so-called rich. >> nobody, not republicans or democrats want taxes to go up for folks making under $250,000 a year. let's not wait. even as we are negotiating a broader deficit reduction package, let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. the senate has already passed a bill doing exactly this, so all we need is action from the house i have the pan ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [applause] and. lou: the president said he wants income-tax rates for those making over $25,000 a year to be negotiated next year as part of broader fiscal discussions aimed at reducing long-term deficit. the president defiantly declared today that the debate over how to move forward with this policy ended with his reelection. >> this was a central question during the election. it wa
, on millionaires and i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to raise taxes for everyone above 250,000 -- make it a million and, the millionaires, half of whom voted democrat and half of them live in hollywood -- >> this is the second election in a row where it is fair to say, republicans squandered a really good chance to take over the senate. i mean, by all mathematical rights they only had ten seats to defend and democrats had 23. because they nominated people, who were strong enough to win in primaries but too out of the mainstream to win in general elections, does the republican party have a tea party problem. >> a republican establishment problem, and, the establishment nominees were nominated in florida and virginia and north dakota and montana and lost and sitting congressmen who had the same stale establishment republican message and we had some -- some tea party problems and some establishment problems, and, basically, they should get away from either defending the establishment or defending the tea party and try to find -- >> we have 30 seconds. >> okay. we've heard
. if you go back to 2010 when it was obama and joe biden who made the agreement with the republicans to extend the bush tax cut. so i would not rule out him giving that. just because you're not going to get that much revenue from it and there are other ways to do it and the idea that somehow you can put enough republicans and all the democrats in the house together won't work because the democrats will not go along with significant entitlement cuts. but there is a way to do it and raise more revenue and perhaps lower -- chris: big question starting with david. will we have a deal that we're all proud of? the market, the wall street response is, darn it, those politicians got their act together by christmas and new year's. >> i don't think we'll go off the fiscal cliff. will we have a deal in the lame duck session that fixes all these things? i think it's going to take longer than that. the deal that's really a deal is a complicated one. you have to get into the meat of our entitlements programs and get them right. you got to get in the meat of the tax code. i think you'll get a provi
. it won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to raise taxes for everyone below $250,000. make it $1 million. really? the republican party is going to fall on its sword to defend millionaires? half of whom voted democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> chris: let me ask you about this. this is the second reflection a row where it's fair to say the republicans squandered a really good chance to take over the senate. by all mathieu call rights -- mathematical rights they had ten seats to defend. democrats had 23. they nominated people strong enough to win in primaries but too out of the mainstream to win in general election. does the republican party have a tea party problem? >> no. it has as much republican establishment problem as tea party problem. establishment nominees were nominated in florida and virginia and north dakota and montana. they lost. sitting congressmen who had the same stale establish. republican message. republicans have some tea party problem and some establishment problem. and basically they should get away from either me nighcally d
and gave house republicans a mandate. moderate democrat yourself, what do you think is the key to how obama finds a way to work with the g.o.p. and not just have two more years of gridlock? >> the president needs to move to the middle on fiscal issues, chris. i have been as pessimistic about anybody about gridlock in washington. but i'm modestly optimistic here. the president has more flexibility to stand up to his base on things like entitlement reform because he has been re-elected. the republicans, remember, mitch mcconnell said the top priority is make sure he is a one-term president. that's off the table. president will think of his legacy, want to get things done not just stake out positions. republicans need to worry about their brand and they lost moderate voters by 56%. all that suggests to me is the president says starting on the fiscal cliff, i'm willing to have two to three to one spending reductions versus the tax increases and a pro-growth tax reform package. you can get something done there. >> chris: laura, president's second terms are notoriously difficult. the fact is that
, the president and congressional leaders have already staked out their positions. president obama called on house republicans to give certainty to middle class families by extending middle class tax cuts immediately, before they run out at the end of the year. "i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it." fairness in taxes proved a key issue during the campaign. extending a tax cut for the middle class now would effectively keep republicans from holding it hostage later in negotiations to extend all tax cuts, including those for the rich. "i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that." earlier, house speaker john boehner told reporters that allowing tax cuts for the wealthy to expire at the end of the year would be harmful to the economy. "the congressional budget office released a report that the most harmful consequences of the fiscal cliff come from increasing tax rates, and according to ernst and young, r
republicans don't take obama's offer. melissa: so he continued asking why the republican party would fall on sword defending bunch of millionaires voted democrat and half would live in hollywood and half are hostile. that part makes sense. i don't agree with the first part but the last part. what do you think, lou? >> i think it is interesting. i haven't talked to kristol since i made the comments. a, i don't know any republican who is ready to fall on their sword if they do possess such things. secondly, i don't know what the obama offer was that he is so eager to have the republicans accept. peculiar. i thought it was also fun that bill kristol decided he didn't see any harm in millionaires paying a little more in taxes but he didn't want anybody to kill them for saying so. sort of defending himself at the same time he was uttering it. you know, the fact of the matter is kristol makes sort of an interesting point as long as you don't pay attention to the fact there is no obama offer. taxes are not the issue. it is revenue in this instance because that is all the republicans are proffere
how. obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. they cannot work out their differences by december 31, we are all in trouble. >> not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> the president and john boehner are each drawing a line in the sand on letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. the speaker wants the tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they cannot hammer out a spending deal by the end of the year, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff and taxes go up for everyone. an average of $500 per household, and there will be deep, automatic spending cuts that could hobble the economy. republican sandoval the president to address the real problem. the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. >> democrats and republicans will have to compromise just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 election. >> would cut $900 million in spending that was painful t
obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000, make it a million. really republican party going to fall on on a bunch of millionaires? >> it won't kill the country? take the president's offer? that almost sounds rational. and now some republicans in congress are also admitting they need to compromise. but not all conservatives are able to handle the new reality. in fact, some are beginning to lose it. for years grover norquist has been bullying gop lawmaker there is to never ever agreeing to raise taxes. but now he's claiming this election wasn't about taxes at all. >> the president was committed -- elected on the basis that he was not romney and that romney was a poopy head and you should vote against romney. >> really? that's how one of their leading guys explains their drumming. maybe republican shoes just take their toys and go home, too. far too many in the gop just can't handle the truth of what happened in this election. president obama won and the american people clearly support the balanced approach to taxes and the deficit that he campaigned on over and over agai
to believe that the obama turnout with it more than the republicans. the governor would win, it was worth putting hope over logic. the numbers suggested what you said, people ignore them. connell: all years they suggested that. a lot of people have come on during the last week and made broad statements about what the election means and how republicans are supposed to respond. here is the chart. pretty consistent all year long. he was the favorite. if the romney campaign has done a better job and knew what the reality was, they could have one. >> they needed a positive message. you do not beat an incumbent with an alternative narrative. if you watch the debate, governor romney was cautious. he did not want to take on libya. he did not want to differentiate himself from the president. he thought he was. connell: have you ever been involved in something similar or a situation like this where the polling was different publicly versus internally or you had to speak truth to a candidate that thought they were in a different situation than they thought they were back in 1982, i worked for mayor
it won't kill the country. it really won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. >> bret: all right. there you have it. so. >> two separate points. the first tax rates expire on december 31st. rates are going up for everyone, if nothing happens. if you think republicans can win a showdown on preserving all the current bush tax rates against a president just reelected and gained seats in the senate and the house on just millionaires. good luck. i prefer this as a policy outcome. i don't think it's winnable. i think in the end the republicans will cave. do you cave right thought and get it out of the way. 4% do it for a year little tax hate on the millionaires. get it out of the why is we can can fight about tax reform the big deal that has to happen next year or republicans will cave on december 29th. actual empirical matter. what were the fastest. >> i think '83 to 86 what were the top marginal tax rate. 50%. honestly 35 to 389% by itself is not going to cripple the economy. president obama's proposal. he ran on it let h
is literally running across the country to help wounded warriors. >>> this week president obama will focus on ways to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. he'll be meeting with labor and business leaders starting tomorrow. then sit down with congress al leaders friday. top democrats and republicans have until the end of the year to agree on deep budget cuts. if they can't reach a deal, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will automatically kick in. the key sticking point for a compromise is a tax cut for wealthier americans. >> jim, both sides say they're willing to bend. the question here is how far. president obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. and if they can't work out their differences by december 31st, we're all in trouble. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs. not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax
you heard from republicans -- it is like mitch mcconnell who said his job was to see that obama is never reelected. so, he has an edge year. he does have leverage. but it will be a long haul. he does need partners. >> rich mcconnell is on record as saying that -- mitch mcconnell is on the record as saying that he knows that the election makes some people think that the republicans are going to roll over. that does not sound like compromise. >> your definition of compromise is rolling over and excepting higher tax rates. that is the democratic definition of compromise. i would never suggest bias. the president ran -- i will say it -- the most negative campaign. he did not run on his record. he could not. he did not run on a program. there is one thing he got a mandate for, and he now has a mandate to raise the top tax rate on two percent of the population by four. ? that is the smallest mandate in american history. >> can i say something? >> no, not until i am done. this is true. i am not going to get into this for meridian -- >what the republicans will agree to come up brainer c
think president obama should reach out to president bush so that he can help recruit more republicans to help him. president obama's committed to comprehensive immigration reform. i looked the other day, 90% of hispanics have parents or grandparents who immigrated to the united states from another country. that's why the republicans should be afraid. ther they should help us -- >> i don't think they have to be afraid. >> mitt romney talked about self-deportation, that turned off a lot of folks out there. >> i think self-deportation is what president obama did when he cratered the economy and kept it struggling. no jobs for people to come here to get. >> you can't exactly blame the president -- he inherited a pretty bad economy. >> he did. but he's also deported more illegal aliens than any president in american history. >> executive order came back. >> but democrats are winning the hispanic vote, why? it's not just tone. it's because of the approach you take. this is a country for everybody. not one group or another group. but this is a country for everybody. that's who the republican
of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the late
sticking point is tax cuts for wealthier americans. president obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. and if they can't work out their differences by december 31st, we're all in trouble. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they can't hammer out a spending deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per household. and there will be deep automatic spending cuts in both domestic spending that could hobble the economy. they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the r
't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. really? the republican party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires? >> speaker john boehner on friday, appeared to give a little ground, suggesting that limits on tax deductions could be part of a deal, something that senior obama adviser, david axelrod, said was a step in the right direction. >> i think the speaker's comments have been encouraging. and obviously, there's money to be gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reduction. so, i think there's a lot of ways to skin this cat, so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> axelrod also pointed out that exit polling from the election showed 60% of the american agreed with raising taxes on the highest earners. >>> there's a renewed focus on immigration policy, following a presidential election that saw a growing divide between republicans and the hispanic community. now, two senators on opposite sides of the aisle says they're confident they
obama is back in the white house, democrats are back in control of the senate, and republicans are back running the house. that's what prevailed before americans voted, when deadlock reigned in washington, little got done, and the country was frustrated and angry. are we in for more of the same? the talk we are hearing in washington sounds altogether too familiar. so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done. bob herbert was a long-time liberal columnist for "the new york times" until he retired last year and became a distinguished senior fellow for the national think tank demos. he's been on the road for months now, reporting for his forthcoming book, "wounded colossus." reihan salam writes "the agenda," that's a daily blog for the conservative national review online. he is a policy advisor at the think tank economics 21 and a columnist for reuters. he is also the co-author with ross douthat of the much talked-about book, "grand new party: how republicans can win the working class and save the american dream." welcome to both of you
to have a moderate republican president for the next four years. his name is barack obama. he's in the same mold," says william saletan, "as dwight eisenhower, richard nixon and gerald ford and he stands where the gop used to stand and will be standing once again." now, if you can see the tensions there that people are reading into and out of obama. >> i have a quite different perspective from william saletan. i think that actually president obama in passing his health law really took a big gamble. because he really wanted to complete the project that he saw as having been started, some could say 100 years ago, some could say with lbj with medicare and medicaid, it was very important to him. and so even when it was very clear that he was suffering some political consequences he thought, "it is crucial that we complete the welfare state in this way --" >> i agree with that. >> "and continue to build and enhance it." and i also think that frankly the model of the affordable care act is not in my view very sustainable and i think that over time you're likely to see progressives w
republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000, make it $1 million. really, the republican party is going to fall on its swords to defend millionaires half of whom voted democrat and half of whom live in hollywood. >> jonathan, who was that man calling himself bill crystal. what have you done with him? unleash him. better yet, maybe keep him there and let this bill crystal come out. do you think more people are listening to him this time around with this kind of reasoned and balanced approach? >> it sends a clear signal that republicans and conservative republicans have heeded the message from the american people from the election last week and that they want things to work here in washington and particularly they knew the president campaigned on raising taxes on the wealthy. people knew about it when they were exit polled. they said that they voted for the president and that they were fine with the president raising taxes on those making $250,000 a year or more. so the president has a lot of cards, but those cards diminish in value the longer this goes on,
to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama has said he thinks democrats and republicans need to work together to prevent these tax increases and massive spending cuts. both sides have said they're open to compromise, but they're still at odds over whether or not to tax the wealthy. >> let's have a serious debate. don't scream and yell. it won't kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires. really, the republican party is going to fall on its swords to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom are democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> reporter: republican leader john boehner said when he was talking about being open to new revenue, he was not talking about new tax increases. the president sits down with democrats and republican leaders here on capitol hill on friday. back to you. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 7
don't think. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer? >> cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is live for us in washington, d.c. what do you make of his comments? >> soledad, look, bill kristol is not an elected official. he doesn't get a vote. but he is a very influential gop voice here in washington. and around the country. and for him to tell republicans it wouldn't kill to them to agree to tax increases for millionaires. it's a big deal. and we heard some similar talk from republicans who do have a vote like senator bob corker. listen to this. >> i think there is a deal, once the yin and yang, we know there has to be revenues. look, i haven't met a wealthy republican or democrat in tennessee that's not willing to contribute more as long as they know we solve the problem. >> and, soledad, now for the but. the but is that sounds conciliatory, and it is but the two sides are still not close on how to cut a deal on any tax increases. for the most part republicans are still opposed to raising tax rates for the wealthiest americans and democ
. the republicans voted for the ryan plan, which would have reduced obama's spending by $6 trillion. so they only cut it $2.5 trillion. there's a compromise to be made. maybe we don't get as much in spending restraint as the republicans want. but raising taxes on, you know, a little bit doesn't solve the problem of the massive spending problem that we have. doesn't -- >> so we -- >> doesn't get spending down. it just raises taxes. >> okay. so then you almost sound like you're in a compromising -- that's wrong, let me put it but you're in a position interested in compromise is what i'm trying to say. you have the folks sign these taxpayer protection pledges and we talked about this before on the show. and you say this, for the senate, one for the house. one i will oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses and two oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates. so you sign people to what is a fairly stringent pledge. i think you have 238 folks in the house,
. to suggest that the republicans did well in this election makes no sense at all. president obama was very clear. he spoke about this all of the time. if reelected, he is not going to extend tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. he was reelected. many of us ran on a similar program. we were reelected. so i think mr. boehner has got to understand they lost and let the wishes of the majority of the people in this country prevail. but once again, when you have millions of people really struggling in this country economically, when you have some people out there wanting to cut benefits for disabled veterans and people on social security through a so-called chain cpi, you tell me, if there's any state in this country where people think, we're going to cut benefits for disabled veterans and elderly folks but we're going to give more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaire, i personally don't believe there's one state in this country which agrees with that. that's why i'm very happy to see president obama suggesting he's going to get out of capitol hill. he's going to go on the road an
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